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Ross Stores Inc (NAS:ROST)
Days Sales Outstanding
2.66 (As of Oct. 2014)

Ross Stores Inc's account receivable for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $76 Mil. Ross Stores Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $2,599 Mil. Hence, Ross Stores Inc's days sales outstanding for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was 2.66.

Ross Stores Inc's days sales outstanding declined from Oct. 2013 (2.77) to Oct. 2014 (2.66).


Definition

Days sales outstanding measures of the average number of days that a company takes to collect revenue after a sale has been made. It is a financial ratio that illustrates how well a company's accounts receivables are being managed.

Account receivable can be measured by Days Sales Outstanding.

Ross Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=62.612/10230.353*365
=2.23

Ross Stores Inc's Days Sales Outstanding for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as:

Days Sales Outstanding=Account Receivable/Revenue*Days in Period
=75.895/2598.82*365 / 4
=2.66

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

For retailers, when we compare Days Sales Outstanding, it is important to compare the same period in the previous years.


Related Terms

Account Receivable, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Ross Stores Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
DaysSalesOutstanding 2.682.151.972.292.322.252.112.162.242.23

Ross Stores Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
DaysSalesOutstanding 2.562.761.972.782.832.772.082.882.852.66
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